Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, Black Peter, Hard To Handle, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider, High Time, Cumberland Blues, Easy Wind, Mama Tried, Good Lovin', Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Cosmic Charlie
- there is a slight tinny/tunnel quality to the sound. the spectral profile shows an abrupt cut off in the usual background noise signature at ~5kHz with a gradual resumption of noise from 18kHz increasing in intensity up to the upper limit of 22kHz. This might suggest some signal processing has been done somewhere in the lineage.
- there is some audible, though minor, clipping (Easy Wind for example)
SBD > MR > C > DAT > CDR > EAC(secure) > Cool Edit (minor fixes) > CD Wave (retracking) > mkwACT > SHN (seekable)
January 24, 2023 Subject:
Like most years lately I've been listening to all the December 69 and January 1970 shows more or less in order. A lot of it blends together and I forget the minutae of the less famous shows, but something about this show keeps making me stop and take notice with each song. They were on, all the short songs are really tight and in synch. And most Cryptical reprises weren't going more than 4 or 5 minutes at the time, some only a minute or two, something here made them wanna go hard and it goes 9. It seems only natural a bust would come after a good, solid performance.
May 15, 2015 Subject:
January 30, 2015 Subject:
Having a HIGH TIME living the good life
Enjoyable show that starts out with more organized chaos with Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle.
But finds a very mellow groove alternating between Pigpen and Jerry ballads with classic standards in play to boot.
Sound very good to my ear. These guys had great voices and Donna called them great ensemble singers.
How fast can you dance to Cumberland?
Amazing such a mellow tune can have such moxy.
Handing out 5 stars like candy again but what the heck. My criteria is would I pass this on to a friend and the answer here is in a heartbeat!
Easy Wind almost prophetic in this setting.
"The river keep a talking but you never, never, never hear a word it says"
Play that Harp!
July 13, 2012 Subject:
open up & let the grooves in...it's a great one, folks!
The Dead were busted down on Bourbon Street later this evening. The opening of the now fabled Warehouse in New Orleans. What a night it must've been! Before it all got heavy with the pigs later & the sound was voodooed the next night delivering a spontaneous acoustic set, but that's another story. Back story aside, this is definitely one of the more underrated and hidden gems from 1970 on the archives & stands up to some of the best in the era. The performances of Black Peter, China Cat/Rider, High Time are just "there". High Time is super atmospheric. You could cut it with a knife. Easy Wind is best ever material. There's no more appropriate place for this caliber of an Easy Wind than good old south Louisiana. Add a top shelf, smoking '70 Other One with an excellent segue into Cosmic Charlie that ends in a painful cut, but hey what a ride. Jerry's leads are razor sharp and on. This is in fact TC's last show. He is muddled at times, but there are moments when he shines (China Cat, High Times). Worth checking out. A false start on Cumberland sparks almost immediately into a fiery haze. This gig was definitely an apt opening for the Warehouse, a venue that hosted many classic shows over the next twelve years. 1970-1982.
February 1, 2012 Subject:
TC's last show
This is definitely TC's last show - although he is buried you can hear him if you listen closely. There was a meeting before the show where it was decided he'd leave. He did the gig and was rooming with Pig when the bust went down that night. They both escaped arrest. (McNally pg. 352)
I'm not a huge fan of this era but its a decent show and obviously historically interesting. The Fleetwood Mac set also circulates and is awesome.
January 30, 2012 Subject:
TC's Last Show
I think TC's last show was actually on 01/26/70- Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI.. though no tape of the final two shows of the Honolulu run existst on the Archive... (It may exist in tape circles or on Etreee, I dunnno).. here's the link to the last taped one of the run on the archive with TC: http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-01-24.sbd.kaplan.7890.sbeok.shnf
It's one of the excellent Honolulu run shows. This one's a great one too, even if it isn't recorded as good as SBD whores want it to be.
November 7, 2011 Subject:
according to youtube theres a long acoustic set from this night? wheres it at? maybe im wrong... never claim to be right about much...
Reviewer:lemon lime partridge
December 18, 2007 Subject:
way better than 3.5 stars!
nice black peter, perfect high time & a righteous easy wind...sound is also great. i feel like this show is getting a bad rap...i'll give it five stars just on the high time.
April 17, 2006 Subject:
Tom's Last show
Tom Constanten's last show...then the band got busted. Thanx for the support Tom. I wonder if he showed up to bail 'em out.
The Cosmic cut hurts...
November 16, 2004 Subject:
Great other one and solid rest of the show - but ntg exceptional for the period